St. Anthony of Padua Church is a Maronite Church, an Eastern Catholic Church that was founded in the 5th century by a Lebanese monk named Saint Maron. Maronites have had a long history in Cincinnati. This year, St. Anthony of Padua Church is celebrating its hundred year anniversary in Walnut Hills, with a celebration of traditional Lebanese dishes: Kibbee, Falafel, Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, Grapeleaves, Loobyee, Hummus, and more! Also featured this year will be mouth-watering Lebanese pastries that cannot normally be found in Cincinnati, and will only be available during this festival.
"We are excited to provide Cincinnati a glimpse into the Lebanese culture. Every year we have adults and kids alike trying new foods, dancing, and having an all around good time. Come and celebrate with us!" said Gaby Batshoun, festival chairperson.
The festival will take place on June 6th, from noon until 8:00pm, at Saint Anthony of Padua Church, 2530 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45206. Admission and parking will be free and a-la-carte and carryout items will be available. The church grounds are handicap accessible.
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